What role does reduced bone density have in the differential diagnosis of osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The differential diagnosis of osteoporosis is very extensive. When dealing with reduced bone density, always rule out the other possible causes of symptoms before treating the patient for osteoporosis. Many patients have a coexisting cause of bone loss.


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